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Wednesday, 01 June 2011

Belgium signs €160 million agreement with Rwanda

The Government of Belgium signed with their Rwandan counterpart, a new bilateral development cooperation framework worth €160 million. A joint commission will guide Belgium development cooperation and interventions in Rwanda. Dirk Achten of the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs, emphasized that the new financial commitment meant a qualitative and significant step forward in the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. "We earmarked €55 million for the health sector, another €55 million for energy, €28 million for decentralization. The rest will support ongoing projects," he said. The Indicative Cooperation Programme 2011-2014 is the first Belgian development framework since the Rwanda government endorsed the Division of Labor development plan in July 2010.

Source: AllAfrica/The New Times